From Maintenance to Multiplication

Episode 719

Pastors are so overwhelmed with responsibilities that they often move the bar really low to having a maintenance mindset, rather than pursuing a vision of multiplication. Host Clint Clifton talks with John Welborn about how to move from maintenance to multiplication.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What causes pastors and churches to slip into maintenance mode
  • How success should be defined
  • Why a multiplication vision is essential for every church
  • The necessity of owning where you are as a church
  • How fear keeps a pastor from casting vision for multiplication

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

When every decision is run through the filter of “How do I survive?” … it’s a killer for multiplication, for advancing the mission and the kingdom of God the way we’ve been called to do. @JWWelborn

The reality that churches are dying all around us and every church is going to die should create this category in our mind where we say multiplication is essential because our church isn’t going to be here forever. @ClintJClifton

The only hope is aggressive disciple-making, leadership development and church multiplication. @JWWelborn

One of the first steps to actually becoming good at multiplication is owning where you are as a church. @ClintJClifton

Advancing the kingdom is perfectly fine, but when you start trimming budgets to make room for resources, then you’ve got members, who are paying the bills, saying, “No, I don’t think so.” That’s where it gets real. @JWWelborn

The worst thing for us is that isolation causes us to to slip into survival and maintenance modes. But when we’re in community and able to talk to one another, we can combat the enemy’s voice in our life and focus our energy and attention on things we know are actually right. @ClintJClifton

Success in casting vision really is determined by how far down the organizational chart people are communicating that vision. @JWWelborn

Published November 17, 2022

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